bito

noun bi·to \ ˈbēt(ˌ)ō \
variants: or bito tree

Definition of bito

plural -s
:a small scrubby tree (Balanites aegyptiaca) that grows in dry regions of tropical Africa and Asia and has bark that yields a fish poison and seeds that yield a medicinal oil called also desert date; see balanites

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